Box office weekend news… David Letterman fires Tony Mendez… Celebrity weekend weddings… Stephen Collins will not be charged… and Ariana Grande turns to Miley Cyrus for help
Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf’s World War II movie “Fury” won the weekend box office, earning $23.5 million. Coming in second was “Gone Girl” with $17.8 million. “The Book of Life” debuted in third place with $17 million. Meanwhile, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and “The Best of Me” came in fourth and fifth places with $12 million and $10.2 million, respectively.
Tony Mendez has been doing the cue cards for David Letterman ever since 1993, when Dave was back at NBC. But Tony was fired last week after an ugly scene in Dave’s office. Tony and Dave were going over a few things when show writer Bill Scheft interrupted. Tony snapped at him, “I know what I’m doing! Get off my back!” Dave told Tony, “Your sour disposition isn’t helping.” And that’s when Tony told his boss, “You’re the one who has the sour disposition, (BLANKETY BLANKER)!” Tony stewed over it the whole night and the next day when he came into work, he grabbed Bill by the shirt and solved him up against the wall. That’s when Tony was fired. Tony told the “New York Post” that he always felt like Bill was undermining him and that this had been a long time coming, but he admits he shouldn’t have put his hands on him. But he has absolutely no hard feelings against Dave. He said, “He’s the best, most generous boss I ever had.” In fact, even though he was fired, Tony will continue to receive full pay and health insurance until Dave retires from the show in May.
A couple of celebrity weddings over the weekend. The Fray’s guitarist Joe King married “The Vampire Diaries” star Candice Accola were married in New Orleans on Saturday, with a full-on parade down the streets of New Orleans. Keeping it more low-key, “Glee” star Matthew Morrison married model Renee Puente Saturday in front of 50 friends and family on a private estate in Maui.
As shocking as this may sound, Stephen Collins will not be charged for child molestation. His soon-to-be ex-wife released some tapes where Stephen confessed to molesting or exposing himself to three underage girls back in the 80s. But because these incidents happened so long ago, the statute of limitations has run out. But! The ex claims that Stephen was inappropriate with another child sometime between 1996 and 2007, during his “7th Heaven” days. But since no victim has come forward, he can’t be prosecuted for that, either.
Ariana Grande is being slammed constantly for her diva reputation. She’s been accused of swearing at her fans and storming off photo shoots. Her life coach reportedly was so frustrated by bad attitude that he quit. Ariana’s team has tried to dispute all the claims, but they just won’t go away. So who does Ariana turn to for help? Miley Cyrus. She told the “Daily Mirror,” “I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, ‘Miley, I’m so sad – what do I do? This isn’t true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad.’ She was like, ‘Girl don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not. It will blow over and tomorrow they’ll be talking about something else.’” Ariana said Miley has a beautiful spirit and her words of encouragement did make her feel better.